#History

On the deeper meaning of (mis)information

When the facts are too hard for us to bear, fiction may provide us with a comfortable alternative reality. And yet there are circumstances where both fact nor fiction matter. Because they are both beside the point.

The age old legal debate on religious freedoms is still relevant today

When we think about or talk about ‘freedom of speech', people’s opinions are mostly pretty clear-cut. Yes, we should be able to speak freely about what is on our mind, regardless of the topic, as long as we don’t infringe upon another human being to that same basic human right. With regard to ‘religious freedom’ or the right to exercise religious beliefs, our conversations spark heated debate.

Privatizing the profits, socializing the losses

The added complexity of markets requires not only specialized skills but also fine-tuned morals from the people involved. When the profits are privatized and the losses are socialized, you should know something is wrong.

The right to self-determination

If we are under the perception that Africa’s problems are so huge, complex, and diverse. Where to start? How to establish real change? How to improve people's lives and futures? Thomas Sankara, President of Burkina Faso from 1983 to 1987, continues to live on in the memory of his people.

We whites

We whites are warriors…
We whites are conquerors…
We whites are murderers... 
We whites are killers…

We destroy the ecology…
We destroy indigenous people… 
We destroy human culture…

We impose our beliefs on others…
We impose our economies on others…
We impose our policies on others…

World War II, loss of life visualised

An animated data-driven documentary about war and peace,
The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War
and sizes up the numbers to other wars in history, including trends in recent conflicts.